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  • South Korea: North Korea opens fire at border

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two rounds toward South Korea at their tense border Friday and South Korean troops immediately fired back, highlighting the security problems faced by Seoul as it prepares to host Barack Obama and other world leaders at the Group of 20 economic summit next month.

    An official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the exchange of fire at the heavily militarized border began when North Korean troops fired at a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone.

  • Bad weather slows aid to Indonesia tsunami victims

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) — Choppy seas, poor visibility and a shortage of boats are slowing the delivery of tons of food, water and blankets to the most remote corners of the Indonesian islands hit hardest by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people and crushed entire villages, an official said Friday.

  • Election problems mount at SOS office

    With the general election just five days away, the timing couldn’t be much worse for the Secretary of State’s (SOS) office to start having major problems.
    Next Tuesday’s nationwide general election will stretch to Saturday, Nov. 6 in New Mexico because the printer of ballot proofs for six counties, including Los Alamos, was behind schedule getting the proofs out. The deadline was Sept. 18 for county clerks to send absentee ballots to military personnel and residents overseas.

  • LANL's MDA B leak sends 13 to clinic

    Workers uncovered two, 55-gallon drums from an excavation pit at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Material Disposal Area B earlier in the day Wednesday. The drums were uncovered inside an enclosure on the east end of the landfill on DP Road.

  • Consultant hired for White Rock A-19 master plan

    After failed attempts to sell a 60-acre parcel of land identified as A-19 in White Rock to a developer, Los Alamos County staff recommended the creation of a Comprehensive Master Plan for the property. In response, the county council approved hiring consultant team, Dekker, Perich, Sabatini Inc., for $316,105 during its regular meeting Tuesday.
    Council also agreed to applicable gross receipts tax and a $20,000 additional services contingency for crafting the plan.

  • Astronomers discover massive neutron star

    Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered the most massive neutron star yet found, a discovery with strong and wide-ranging impacts across several fields of physics and astrophysics.

  • Update 10-28-10

    Sanchez to meet the public

    GOP Lt. Gov. candidate John Sanchez will meet the public from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Republican Headquarters in Central Park Square.
    National Day of
    Rememberance

  • Jemez Pueblo bans trick-or-treating

    JEMEZ PUEBLO (AP) — Jemez Pueblo leaders have banned trick-or-treating, and say anyone trick-or-treating on tribal land on Halloween will be sent home.

    Pueblo Gov. Joshua Madalena says it's dangerous for children to walk around badly lit, unpaved roads at night, and the practice of trick-or-treating doesn't fit with tribal culture.

  • Polls gone wild: Political gripes in Internet age

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When a widely publicized poll showed Republican John Kasich with a commanding, 10-point advantage in Ohio's governor's race, aides to Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland fought back hard.

    Against the poll.

  • Mo. police urge caution amid search for gunman

    FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Police searching for a man suspected in a fatal central Missouri shooting spree warned anyone connected with him to leave the area Thursday, saying it's possible the slayings were intended to settle scores.